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Welcome to the #PracticeWithClara Podcast where Clara and Stephanie discuss philosophy, yoga, and all things related to the practice.
In this episode, we sat with Shiv Derek Oss for a discussion of the third chakra. We went into some of the themes including force versus assertion, connecting to your gift, and sitting in your discomfort.
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Here’s more on what we talk about in this episode:
1:00 – Introduction to Manipura Chakra
Reading from our book to anchor the chakra series, Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith.
2:45 – The Qualities of Fire in Manipura
The third chakra is expressed through the element of fire, which works with passion, purpose, and power.
4:10 – How We Connect to Our Inner Power
The esoteric elements of inner power, the deep undercurrent, and how we work from this space.
6:24 – Why We Need Play in Our Lives
When we force things to be a certain way, they become concretized. Why we need balance and spontaneity in our lives and the sense of play.
11:48 – Balancing Surrender and Discipline
Knowing when to surrender to the moment and open to spontaneity, and when to stick to your discipline and the duty of what it is you need to do.
18:03 – Pranayama to Stimulate Fire and Momentum
Clara outlines a few of the pranayama to stimulate fire and break the lethargy if you’re feeling static, stuck, or heavy.
23:43 – Advice for Entrepreneurs and Artists
Clara and Shiv offer their advice to entrepreneurs and artists to break through the discomfort and persevere in following their dreams.
36:44 – Discovering Your Gift
How to discover and feed your gift, how to feed your soul to transform and go against the norm.